In These Times Bias and Reliability Overview

In These Times is a monthly political magazine founded in 1976 by author and historian James Weinstein. An Independent, non-profit publication, its mission is “advancing democracy and economic justice” and supports a progressive political movement. Based in Chicago, the magazine is owned by the Institute for Public Affairs. The print magazine circulates to approximately 50,000, and the website records approximately 300,000 visits per month. Ad Fontes Media rates In These Times in the hyper-partisan left category of bias and as mixed reliability in terms of reliability.

Overall Score

A team of analysts at Ad Fontes Media regularly reviews articles and news programs to rate them in terms of bias and reliability. A weighted average of these ratings results in the overall score for the media source.

The bias rating, demonstrated on the Media Bias Chart®️ on the horizontal axis, ranges from most extreme left to neutral to most extreme right. The reliability rating, demonstrated on the chart’s vertical axis, rates sources on a scale from original fact reporting to analysis, opinion, propaganda and inaccurate/fabricated information.

The following are In These Times’ overall bias and reliability scores according to our Ad Fontes Media ratings methodology.

Reliability: 35.03

Bias: -18.34

Reliability scores for articles and shows are on a scale of 0-64. Scores above 24 are generally acceptable; scores above 32 are generally good.

Bias scores for articles and shows are on a scale of -42 to + 42, with higher negative scores being more left, higher positive scores being more right, and scores closer to zero being the most neutral and/or balanced.

Individual Article Scores

The following articles were reviewed by Ad Fontes Media analysts on the basis of reliability and bias. Each article was reviewed by at least three analysts: one conservative, one liberal and one moderate.

The team considers a variety of factors when rating a news article. To determine its reliability score, we consider the article’s veracity, expression, and its headline and graphics. We add each of these scores to the chart on a sliding scale, with the average of those creating the article’s overall reliability score.

To determine an article’s bias score, we consider its language, its political position and how it compares to other stories from other sources on the same topic. We add each of these scores to the chart on a sliding scale, with the average of those creating the article’s overall bias score.

Article URLBiasReliability
Lies, Damn Lies, and Inflation-12.7533
When Climate Disaster and Mass Incarceration Collide-1037.75
Josh Hawley Has a Populist Revolt to Sell You-13.7532
Joe Biden Shouldn't Shy Away From the Radicalism of the New Deal-17.3337.33
How Police "Gang Databases" Are Being Used to Wage War on Immigrants-12.3340.33
Biden's First 100 Days Have Been a Tale of Two Presidencies-22.6737
Chicago Teachers Are Showing the Country How to Fight an Unsafe Reopening-844
Immigration Activists Prepare to Fight a "Timid" Biden After He Walks Back Key Promise-22.6739.33
Armies of the Right-21.531.17
How to Win Medicare for All Under President Biden-1636.33
The Illinois Legislature Just Voted to End Cash Bail. Here's How Organizers Made It Happen.-1845
The Animal Legal Defense Fund Is Busting Its Union With a Smile-6.6745
We Should Cause Trouble, Not Make Nice With Biden-22.6718.67
$2,000 Checks Now—And Make Them Monthly-8.6739
The Actions of the (Well-Funded) Capitol Police Show Why We Need to Defund the Police-21.6727
It’s Time for the Democrats to Deliver for Workers. Fighting for the PRO Act Is the First Step.-13.6736.67
This Democrat Is Vying for a Powerful Foreign Affairs Role. His Ties To Right-Wing Groups in Colombia Could Haunt Him.-14.6741.33
Keep Rahm Emanuel As Far Away As Possible From the Biden Administration-23.3337
One Third of Biden's Pentagon Transition Team Hails From Organizations Financed by the Weapons Industry-20.6744
Your White Neighbor’s “Black Lives Matter” Yard Sign Is Not Enough-17.6736.33
After Sweeping Statewide Races, DSA Aims to Put a Socialist Caucus on New York’s City Council-1645
Immigrants Detained by ICE Say They Were Thrown in Solitary for Requesting Covid-19 Tests-11.3346
The Violent Story of American Whiteness-2639.33
"We Won’t Let Him": Unions Nationwide Are Planning a General Strike If Trump Tries to Steal the Election-23.6744.33
“Today Is About Defending Democracy”: People Take to the Streets to Stop Trump's Attempted Coup-2048